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We're back with the late news at 10.10pm.
Tens of thousands of people have gathered in
Manchester tonight for one of the region's biggest music festhvals.
Manchester City Council says Parklife generates an extra six
million pounds for the surrounding economy, but some businesses aren't
That was the advice from festival organisers today.
The opening of Parklife was delayed this morning after rainwater had to
Everybody together. Brilliant. Even in the rain? Yes.
65,000 people are expected hn Heaton Park over the weekend,
and organisers are trying to prevent ticket fraud and drtg use.
Manchester City Council has estimated that this year's dvent
will generate nearly ?6 million for the surrounding economy,
but the owners of some businesses next to the park
are unhappy with the effect it's had on traffic and parking in the area.
The shop quiet, three of thd staff are not coming, there are four that
have come in. I have got ?400 wages to pay. As you see, there are just
that many people outside it is just unsafe. Customers cannot get to us.
They make millions and we lose. Parklife's organisers say they
worked closely with police `nd the They've advised anyone attending
tomorrow to use public transport Police in Manchester have rdleased
CCTV footage of two men who threatened a 67`year`old wolan with
a hammer at her home in Salford The footage shows the men
at a cash point in Crumpsall using the cards they'd stolen
from the house on Oakwell Drive It's believed to be one
of a number of robberies linked to A fire at the Queen's Head Hotel in
Troutbeck near Windermere m`y have 50 fire`fighters tackled
the blaze at the Grade`2 listed 40,000 biking fans are leavhng
the Isle of Man this weekend Michael Dunlop stole the show,
winning four races. The biking fortnight is worth
around ?26 million to the M`nx economy and fans think the festival
has been a huge success. It has been my first one and it has
been awesome. It gets better and better. You come here for two weeks
and I think you see 50 seconds. I wish `` the Argonne!
Sport, and not great news for Wigan Warriors.
They failed to get through to the semi`final of the Challenge Cup
They lost against Castleford 16 points to 4.
This try 60 minutes in wasn't enough.
It's the first time they've lost a cup tie at home in 28 years.
Meanwhile, tomorrow Warrington are hoping for better luck.
They travel to Bradford in their quarter`final.
The Wolves coach Tony Smith is counting on a win.
If you perform on the day it gives you a chance to go through to the
next round. If you do not you were bundled off. That is the prdssure of
Rugby League and that is wh`t you want to be part of. If you go and
when you have achieved something very special.
Now rain, thunderstorms, a tiny bit of sunshine ` we had it all today.
We have had lively downpours today, but more in the rear chrome spells
`` dry spells tomorrow. A b`tch of thunder which has been with us
through the afternoon. We h`ve seen heavy downpours. This evening it is
a quieter story, 12 showers dotted here and there which be heavy for a
time. They tend to fade as the night goes on. Not a cold night, with
overnight lows of around 12 Celsius. Largely dry start, brightness around
first in, but there will be one or two scattered showers you and. In
the afternoons showers will turn heavier with the risk of thtnder. In
the sunshine and it will fedl pleasant. Top temperature of around
20 Celsius. A quick look around to next week. Showers on Mondax and
Tuesday but settling down on Wednesday.
That is all for me. We are back tomorrow evening. Enjoy the rest of
your Saturday evening. Goodbye. Good evening. Most of us have seen
some rain so far today. It started off in the south. As it worked its
way north, we lost the thunder and the lightning. Many of us ended the
day on a decent note. After a decent day in the north of Scotland, that
band of rain marches northwards Be hiengd it, there is a -- behind it,
there is a lot of dry weather to be found. Most of us are dry by the end
of the night and relatively mild. Starting Sunday in Scotland, still
some showers around in the south and the west. I suspect the north and